London-based artist and architect Asmaa Alanbari produces the first in a planned series of creativity workshops, centred around experimentation with painting as the vehicle to engage in self-expression. The dates for the three-day workshop are: 12 October, 19 October, and 2 November 2014 at Saatchi Gallery Education Room in Chelsea.

A chance to engage creatively without pressure to make ‘art’

A new series of “Self-expression through Art” workshops this autumn from London-based artist Asmaa Alanbari (Babylon Art) are aimed at enjoyment and immersion in doing something new, rather than mastery of any particular artistic skill. As Alanbari says, “the aim is not to produce presentable works of art, but to immerse oneself in the actual process of creativity.”

Alanbari goes on to refer to this opportunity to explore creative acts as one of utmost importance, and not just for artists, because “rarely is one’s own inner well-being prioritized in a busy weekly schedule” of commutes, work, and the many other commitments outside of the self.

In the upcoming workshop, during which no prior skill or knowledge of painting will be required, the student will be guided by Alanbari to “learn in the simple act of doing” as attention is directed towards “mindful use of colour, texture, form, metaphor, and story narration through imagery.”


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Event details:Self-expression through Art” workshop is held at Saatchi Gallery Education Room, Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London, SW3 4RY. £60 for all three sessions, basic materials are included. Saatchi Gallery has step-free access. Suited to ages youth to adults.

Dates and times

Session 1 – 12 October 2014, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Session 2 – 19 October 2014, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Session 3 – 02 November 2014, 2:30pm – 5:30pm